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Chocolate, Almond and Wheat Germ Biscotti

Chocolate, Almond and Wheat Germ Biscotti

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 biscotti (27g)
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 30
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
  • Sodium 55mg 2%
  • Potassium 65mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 12%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 4%
  • Vitamin E 6% Thiamin 6%
  • Folate 8% Phosphorus 6%
  • Magnesium 4% Zinc 4%

If you can’t make it to Italy to enjoy authentic home-baked biscotti in person, try baking some yourself instead. They’re a healthier treat than most sweets and are perfect for the whole family. Dunk them in milk, hot tea or coffee!

Makes 25 to 30 biscotti

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for shaping dough

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. To toast almonds, spread nuts in a single layer on ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside.

In large bowl mix together wheat germ, flour, salt, baking powder and brown sugar. Stir in almonds and chocolate.

In separate bowl lightly whisk together eggs and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and, using your hands, mix until dough comes together. Divide dough in half, forming each into a 10 x 3-inch log. (If dough is too sticky to work with, flour your hands before shaping it into a log.)

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place logs onto prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until firm. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325° F. Transfer logs onto a cutting board and cut each into 1/2- to 3/4-inch diagonal slices. Place slices, cut side down, back onto the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown, turning slices over after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Granola with Wheat Germ

Homemade Granola with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (62g)
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 250
Calories From Fat 90
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 20mg 1%
  • Potassium 140mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 8%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Once you make this delicious homemade granola, you'll have a hard time going back to boxed versions. Wheat germ is a perfect addition, boosting protein and adding nutrition and great flavor.

Makes 9 Servings

2 cups old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dry-roasted salted almonds, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon orange zest

3 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup real maple syrup

1/2 cup chopped dried unsweetened mango

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries

Preheat oven to 300° F. Line large sheet pan (with sides) with parchment paper. In medium bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, almonds and orange zest. Stir in canola oil and maple syrup.

Spread mixture evenly on sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes. Stir in mango and cherries and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and let granola cool and harden before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 truffle (12g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 50
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 10mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0% Iron 2%
  • Vitamin E 2% Thiamin 0%
  • Folate 2% Phosphorus 0%
  • Magnesium 0% Zinc 0%

A decadent piece of chocolate is the perfect way to top off a meal and stay satisfied without overindulging. It’s also a nice gift to bring to friends. These truffles are made with dark chocolate rolled in wheat germ instead of cocoa for a nutty richer depth of flavor.

Yields 30-32 servings

8 ounces good quality bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ (or Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ)

1.) Line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

2.) Place chopped chocolate in medium bowl.

3.) Heat cream to gentle boil in small heavy-duty saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. Refrigerate 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture is thick enough to form into balls.

4.) Using very small ice cream scoop or melon baller, drop rounds of chocolate onto cookie sheet. Shape or roll into balls; coat with wheat germ. (Note: If chocolate becomes too soft to shape, return it to refrigerator until it is cold enough to manage.)

5.) Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Remove at least 15 minutes before serving to bring to room temperature.

Makes 30 to 32 truffles

Gingerbread Cookies with Wheat Germ

Gingerbread Cookies with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 6-inch cookie (42g)
Servings Per Recipe: About 18
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 150
Calories From Fat 30
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 3.5g 5%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 40mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 8%
  • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 4%
  • Folate 6% Phosphorus 4%
  • Magnesium 6% Zinc 4%

The whole family will love making these classic holiday cookies. The dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated and they’re on the healthier side, so you won’t feel like you’re over indulging when you eat one (or two). If you want to hang them on the tree, don’t forget to put a hole in the top before you bake them.

Serves about 18

Cookies

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for rolling out dough

Icing

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon meringue powder

2 tablespoons warm water

To make cookie

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In large bowl, combine melted butter, oil, molasses, brown sugar and baking soda. Stir in egg. 

Add wheat germ, ground ginger and half of flour. Stir until combined. Slowly add remaining flour until dough is no longer sticky. (On dry days you may need less flour; on humid days you may need more.)

Sprinkle cutting board with flour and knead dough until smooth. Roll out dough, adding flour as necessary so dough does not stick. Cut into desired shapes.

Gather up the dough scraps and roll them out again to cut more cookies.

bake for 10 to 12 minutes until a light golden brown. Cool completely before icing.

To make icing:

In grease-free mixing bowl, combine sugar and meringue powder. Add water and beat until icing forms peaks (about 8 to 10 minutes with a heavy-duty mixer, 10 to 12 minutes with a handheld mixer.)

Keep icing covered with damp cloth while using it and store in an airtight container (it does not need refrigeration; beat at low speed before using again).

You can color icing by adding food coloring a little at a time.

Spoon icing into small sealable plastic bag. Seal bag and cut small piece of corner off. Pipe icing onto cookies.

Makes about 18 6-inch gingerbread people

Pumpkin Pie with Wheat Germ Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Wheat Germ Crust

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (115g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 220
Calories From Fat 100
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg 2%
  • Sodium 125mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 20%
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 15%
  • Magnesium 8% Zinc 8%

Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a homemade pumpkin pie. By adding wheat germ and using whole wheat pastry flour, we’ve not only boosted the nutrients but added another tasty dimension to the crust. We’ve also reduced some of the saturated fat by substituting canola oil for some of the butter.

Serves 10

Crust:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup canola oil

1 to 3 tablespoons water

Pumpkin Filling:

2 large eggs

1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree

3/4 cup 2 percent evaporated milk

5 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt

In medium bowl add flour, wheat germ, whole wheat pastry flour and salt. Stir to combine. Cut in butter using fingertips until mixture is crumbly and no big lumps of butter remain. Stir in canola oil and add water as needed to form dough into a ball.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and freeze 15 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare filling. Preheat oven to 425° F. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.

Remove dough from freezer. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. If dough cracks, pinch it together.

Remove top sheet of parchment. Place 9-inch glass pie plate on top of dough, rim side down, and flip over with dough and parchment. Peel back parchment and press dough into pie plate. Seal or patch cracks with extra dough pieces.

Trim dough to 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under to create an even rim around the pie. Use fork tines to create design around pie rim. Poke bottom of crust with fork 4 or 5 times.

Pour filling into crust. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. After 5 minutes, place foil around pie edge to prevent burning. Reduce temperature after 15 minutes to 350° F and bake 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Recipe Type: 

Key Lime Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust

Key Lime Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tart (77g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 270
Calories From Fat 140
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 15g 23%
  • Saturated Fat 7g 35%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 115mg 38%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Potasium 240mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 8% Zinc 8%

Makes 12 Tarts

Whip up these yummy tarts for dessert and your friends will think you visited the local bake shop! The honey-flavored wheat germ in the crust enhances the flavor and makes it more nutrient dense.

(Note: This recipe also works as a large tart. Follow the directions for the small tarts but instead of using a cupcake pan, use a 9-inch pie plate. Pour the crust mixture into the ungreased pie plate and press onto the bottom and sides to form the crust. Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned on the edges. Pour key lime mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes or until filling is set.)

  • For the filling:
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • For the crust:
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ
  • 4 1/2 whole graham crackers (1/2 package)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
 

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Whisk together yolks, key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk in large bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the macadamia nuts, coconut, Kretschmer wheat germ and graham crackers. Process until crumbs are finely ground.

Pour into medium bowl and stir in melted butter until completely combined.

Divide crumbs evenly into cupcake pan with 12 cups (about 2 1/2 tablespoons per cup). Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and sides of the cups.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned.

Remove from oven and spoon key lime filling into each crust. Place back in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until center is set.

Remove from oven, let cool and then place in refrigerator to cool completely for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Just before serving, carefully remove tarts from pan with a small, thin spatula. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a small slice of lime.

Recipe Type: 

Pear Ginger Muffins with Wheat Germ

Pear Ginger Muffins with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 muffin (56g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 135mg 6%
  • Potasium 95mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 8%
  • Magnesium 4% Zinc 4%

Makes 24 muffins

The unique combination of wheat germ, pears and ginger produces a muffin bursting with flavor and sweet satisfaction. Sprinkle it with some powdered sugar and serve it as a good snack or an after-meal treat!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin tins with paper cups.

In large bowl mix flour, baking powder, Kretschmer wheat germ and ground ginger. Stir in chopped candied ginger.

In small bowl, whisk melted butter, yogurt, sugar and eggs until well blended.

Pour egg mixture into bowl with flour mixture and stir lightly until almost combined. Add milk and stir again just until combined. Fold in pears.

Divide mixture evenly into 24 prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until muffins come out clean when poked with a toothpick and are lightly browned on top.

  • Once cooled, sift confectioners’ sugar over the tops of the muffins.
  • Raspberry Walnut “Not Just for Breakfast” Muffins

    Raspberry Walnut “Not Just for Breakfast” Muffins

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1 muffin (52g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 24
    Amount Per Serving:
    Calories 160
    Calories From Fat 70
    • % Daily Value
    • Total Fat 8g 12%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    • Trans Fat 3g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
    • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
    • Sodium 135mg 6%
    • Potasium 105mg 3%
    • Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 8g
    • Protein 4g
    • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 2%
    • Calcium 10% Iron 8%
    • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 10%
    • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
    • Magnesium 6% Zinc 6%

    Makes 24 muffins

    A delicious combination of nuts, fruit and yogurt is packed into this muffin. Nutty toasted wheat germ boosts the flavor while adding vitamins and minerals.

    • 1 cup walnuts
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup frozen raspberries broken into small pieces
    • 2 tablespoons turbinado or raw sugar

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

    2. Process 1 cup walnuts in a food processor until finely ground.

    3. Pour walnuts into large bowl and add flour, baking powder and wheat germ.

    4. In another small bowl, add melted butter, yogurt, sugar and eggs. Whisk until well blended.

    5. Pour yogurt mixture into bowl with flour mixture and stir lightly until almost combined. Add milk and stir again until just combined. Fold in raspberries.

    6. Divide mixture evenly into 24 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with turbinado or sugar. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and tops are lightly browned.

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